A whirlwind visit last weekend to DC to visit good friends, enjoy the cherry blossoms and get a bit of culture would not be complete without a visit to the National Zoo. 125 more words
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I wrote a tiny report on the pluses and minuses of using model animals in aging research.
Using model animals in gerontological studies has yielded an enormous wealth of useful information about the mechanisms of human aging and longevity. 2,795 more words
Pain is an incredible concept. It is part of evolution, allowing us to realise when we should not repeat an action such as touching a hot plate, which could damage our bodies. 854 more words
It’s a pretty unassuming animal. Some people might even say it’s ugly. But while the naked mole rat might not win any beauty contests, scientists are intrigued by some of the qualities common to this subterranean rodent. 741 more words
This is the nicest image of a naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber) that I could find. They’re just not conventionally good looking and so I’ve yet to find a sportsperson who has adopted 1 as a mascot. 1,452 more words